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Recruiting upper-level management in the age of Covid-19

Recruiting upper-level management in the age of Covid-19   Originally published in the Puget Sound Business Journal – Seattle, WA Shawn Cole is President and Co-Founder of Cowen Partners Executive Search. Although the country has experienced higher unemployment rates than those of the Great Depression and the great recession, unemployment rates for senior-level executives have

Companies Need Business Minded General Counsels

Companies Need Business Minded General Counsels General counsels are currently expected to take on more responsibilities than ever before within their organizations. In the past, their main job was to guard the company against legal and ethical offenses, but the role is so much more than that now. In addition to avoiding legal infractions, general

5 Important Questions to Ask When Recruiting General Counsel

5 Important Questions to Ask When Recruiting General Counsel   The general counsel position is a major part of the executive leadership team. You need someone who displays great leadership skills, sound judgment, and a strong sense of ethics. Finding a candidate who meets all of these expectations as well as your business needs can

Finding Top In-House Legal Talent

Finding Top In-House Legal Talent Capable in-house legal talent is a vital part of your company’s team, and finding top legal talent is necessary if you expect to compete in today’s economy. You cannot afford to make mistakes when locating the right candidate for Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Counsel, General Counsel, or other key legal

Recruiting and Hiring in the Age of Covid-19

Recruiting and Hiring in the Age of Covid-19   The outbreak of COVID-19 at the outset of 2020 left the global economy at a standstill with dozens of countries combatting economic, health care, and educational collapse. As the virus spiraled into an unprecedented pandemic, hundreds of companies halted operations, resorted to layoffs and furloughs, and

How to Choose an Executive Search Firm

How to Choose an Executive Search Firm Receive our  “How to Choose an Executive Search Firm” brochure. Designed for companies seeking an executive search firm service. Reaching out to an executive search firm often plays a key role in answering this question. Executive search firms are talent acquisition specialists who invest their entire careers focused on

Executive Search Case Studies

Executive Search Case Studies Issue A national enterprise software and business intelligence consultancy was having trouble identifying and retaining qualified sales directors. The company had relied unsuccessfully on referrals, job ads, and third-party recruiters for years without success. Solution Cowen Partners was referred to the company by a new board member. With extensive experience in

General Counsel

Capitalizing on In-House Counsel: Saving Company Cash and Improving Strategy An in-house counsel, such as General Counsel or Chief Counsel, becomes a cost-saving investment when it seeks the right specialty legal advice from trusted and qualified specialists. They can manage outside legal advisors with a keener, more experienced eye, and free up time that would

Weekly Remote Hiring Best Practices

Weekly Remote Hiring Best Practices Develop a Consistent Hiring Process: Hiring has been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Having a consistent, structured hiring process has never been more important. Small actions can make a huge difference: Post clear and detailed job descriptions, schedule interviews in a timely manner, and make hiring decisions as efficiently

Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity

Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity Scanning the headlines today, you will undoubtedly come across stories about the need to build diverse workforces at all organizational levels, particularly the C-suite. The conversation has been driven in large part by the strength of the Black Lives Matter movement, in addition to recent

How to Cultivate Employee Loyalty During COVID-19 and Beyond

How to Cultivate Employee Loyalty During COVID-19 and Beyond American commerce has long been grounded in a kind of Darwinism: It’s about the survival of the fittest in an expansive and cutthroat economic ecosystem. The strongest companies survive; the weak go extinct. It used to be that creating an economic powerhouse meant reducing employees to numbers on a

Interim CFOs Are Keeping Companies Alive in the Face of COVID-19

Interim CFOs Are Keeping Companies Alive in the Face of COVID-19 For companies who needed to hire new CFOs at the start of this calendar year, now Interim CFOs are pioneering the post-pandemic economic landscape. For companies who needed to hire new CFOs at the start of this calendar year, now Interim CFOs are pioneering

Five Industries That Hire In-house Counsel the Most

Five Industries That Hire In-house Counsel the Most Finance: Everything from investment banking to private equity, these businesses are littered with high stakes contracts. Tech: Whether software or hardware, tech is littered with legal red tape including patents, litigation, and IPO. Entertainment: With the abundance of copyrights, licensing and royalties, in-house counsel is a must.

Building A Winning Sales Team: Tactical and Strategic Leadership

Building A Winning Sales Team: Tactical and Strategic Leadership “Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.” — Ben Horowitz Companies compete for sales talent. Accomplished individual contributors and proven sales leaders are the key difference between companies positioned to

Chief Revenue Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide

Chief Revenue Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide Cowen Partners is a national sales recruiting firm and we have put together what we believe is the ultimate guide to hiring a Chief Chief Revenue Officer. Designed for CEO’s, we outline the major issues encountered by an organization when hiring a CRO. Growing business revenue is

Chief Financial Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide

Chief Financial Officer | The Ultimate Hiring Guide Cowen Partners conducts more CFO searches a month than most executive search firms do all year. Because of this, we have put together what we believe is the ultimate guide to hiring a Chief Financial Officer. Designed for CEO’s, we outline the major issues encountered by an

Chief Revenue Officer: Job Description and Responsibilities

Chief Revenue Officer: Job Description and Responsibilities Ash Wendt, President Companies are evolving to aim for greater and sustained revenue growth, focusing on revenue creation, and capitalizing on opportunities created by digital services and products, which has made hiring the right Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) one of the most critical hires a company can make. As the

Cowen Partners Announces 2020 Winners of HealthTech

NEWS PROVIDED BY Cowen Partners Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top HealthTech Companies of 2020 – Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cowen Partners, a national executive search and consulting firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for technology-based healthcare solution companies.

The Best Los Angeles Executive Search Firm

The Best Los Angeles Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit

Is Outside Sales Dead?

Is Outside Sales Dead? The structure and operations of sales departments have been changing across industries and sectors for decades. As with nearly every other facet of life, the rise and integration of technology have triggered significant consumer behavior changes. As any good salesperson would say, you need to sell in the way that clients

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use Executive Search Firms? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is why it’s extremely important

CFO 2020: The Modern CFO

CFO 2020: The Modern CFO There’s a CFO crisis in the global economy. According to a 2015 study published by KPMG, 2/3 of surveyed CEOs believe that CFOs will increase in their significance over the next three years (which, incidentally, they have). Yet, 1/3 of those CEOs feel that their CFO is not up to

What Private Equity Firms Want CFOs to Know

What Private Equity Firms Want CFOs to Know Many chief financial officers (CFOs) are excited by the opportunity to lead a private equity portfolio company’s financials. The position looks good on a resume, often comes with a certain prestige and monetary bump; however, many CFOs do not realize what it takes to be successful at

Interim CFO vs Fractional CFO: Which One Does Your Business Need?

Interim CFO vs Fractional CFO: Which One Does Your Business Need? There is no doubt that a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is one of the most valuable assets of a company. Be it a blue chip company or a small business, every entity needs a skilled person to take care of its financials. Although startups

How to Create the Right Enterprise Sales Team

How to Create the Right Enterprise Sales Team Building an enterprise sales team is a process that takes careful consideration. Sales, particularly enterprise sales, are all about relationships. You need people who can connect with multiple prospective clients, including multiple decision makers, and get them excited about your product. Below are a few tips that

Should Your Company Hire Its First In-House Counsel?

When Should Your Company Hire Its First In-House Counsel? In an age when outsourcing is the trend, and companies are relying on outside hires more than ever to help grow their operations and expand their position in the marketplace, it can be difficult to know how and when to insource specialized professional services. Specially, when

High-Level Hires: When Is Good Not Good Enough?

High-Level Hires: When Is Good Not Good Enough?  In today’s economic climate, C-level executives hold dynamic roles that can generate growth and success within an organization. Likewise, they also have the potential to decrease company market value when they aren’t fully capitalizing on their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, comfort and complacency among high-level executives are

8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue

VIDEO: 8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, private, and non-profit organizations. With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, commercial real estate,

Internship Opportunity – Vancouver Office

Intern – Executive Recruiter Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting Location: Vancouver WA THE ROLE Interns are members of the research team who focus on the finding the best executive candidates for our Partners to reach out to. They gather, synthesize, and present information about the people, industries, products, and talent markets relevant to

What is the Average Salary of a CFO?

What is the Average Salary of a CFO? The Wall Street Journal published a list of the five highest-paid CFO’s late last year. The list cited high power executives, including Safra Catz at Oracle Corp. ($108.3 million), Ruth M. Porat at Alphabet Inc. ($47.3 million), Luca Maestri at Apple Inc. ($26.5 million), Michael Fleisher at Wayfair Inc.

How to Grow Your Enterprise Sales

Use These Proven Strategies to Grow Your Enterprise Sales Do you offer an enterprise solution for big businesses? Are you looking for new ways to grow your business and increase sales? While enterprise businesses only make up one third of all companies, generating new enterprise sales leads is easy once you understand the various techniques

8 Steps to Building Enterprise Sales Revenue

Use These Proven Steps to Grow Enterprise Sales Revenue Enterprise sales is how companies can make a large profit, which is why most new companies try to work toward this goal. Enterprise sales refers to when businesses obtain large complex deals from Fortune 500 companies. Enterprise, or complex sales, differs from transactional or SMB (small-medium

Executive Recruiter Says Good CFOs are Hard to Come By

Executive Recruiter Says Good CFOs Are Hard to Come By (Especially IPO & PE / VC Experienced CFOs) Feb 24, 2020 (Investing Alerts) — According to Pitchbook, a leading financial data provider that covers global venture capital, private equity (PE) and public markets, private equity’s IPO pipeline is filling up after a slow 2019. The number of

The Best Chicago Executive Search Firm

The Best Chicago Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit impressive

The Best Seattle Executive Search Firm

The Best Seattle Executive Search Firm It is not easy to find a top candidate for an executive role. The process is time-consuming, expensive, and competitive. An executive search firm, however, makes the recruitment process a whole lot easier. A search firm can find some of the best high-level candidates and will even recruit impressive

What Private Equity Firms Need in an Interim CFO

What Private Equity Firms in Portland, OR Need in an Interim CFO  Consulting Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play an important role at private equity (PE) portfolio companies. An interim CFO can be strategically added to a company’s team to navigate a merger or acquisition, implement new systems, or serve as a critical stop gap between

What Private Equity Firms Need in an Interim CFO

What Private Equity Firms in Seattle, WA Need in an Interim CFO  Consulting Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play an important role at private equity (PE) portfolio companies. An interim CFO can be strategically added to a company’s team to navigate a merger or acquisition, implement new systems, or serve as a critical stop gap between

Cowen Partners Executive Search Named “Top Executive Search Firm” for 2019

Cowen Partners Executive Search Named “Top Executive Search Firm” for 2019 For the three years in a row, Cowen Partners Executive Search has been named one of the nation’s top CFO search firms. PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the CATEGORIES of C-Suite Executive Search, CFO Search Firms, Chief Financial Officer

Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer Growing business revenue is never easy. Even more difficult is achieving consistent revenuegrowth across the lifetime of a business. To address this challenge, a growing number ofcompanies are restructuring their leadership framework to add a C-level position, a Chief RevenueOfficer (CRO), to their team. What Is A

Interim CFO Portland

Interim CFO Portland An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at respected

CFO Consulting Portland, OR

CFO Consulting Case Studies – Portland, OR Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate

CFO Consulting

CFO Consulting Case Studies Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate Controller gave two

CFO Search Firm

CFO Search Firm – Interview Questions for CFOs Cowen Partners is a national CFO search firm and has a strong record of finding qualified Chief Financial Officers for public, private and non-profit organizations. Below you will find CFO interview questions to identify a qualified CFO for your organization. Functional Experience Competency Area: Strategy Ask Questions About: Key

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use an Executive Search Firm in Portland, Oregon? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Personality Tests in 2020

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Personality Tests in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for personality tests. They have rounded up the best personality tests for employers to identify top job candidates, all while working remotely and avoiding face to face interviews. Are

Top Video Interviewing Platforms in 2020

Top Video Interviewing Platforms in 2020 Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Software in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for video interviewing platforms. They have rounded up the best video interviewing software platforms for employers to interview top job candidates, all

Qualities of a Private Equity CEO

Qualities of a Private Equity CEO CEO turnover within private equity firms is shockingly high. According to a 2017 survey by AlixPartners, as many as 58 percent of private equity CEOs are replaced within the first two years of acquisition. Switching CEOs after two years can be detrimental to a PE firm’s return on investment given that

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Platforms and Personality Tests in 2020

Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Video Interviewing Platforms & Personality Tests in 2020 Cowen Partners, a national executive search firm, announced today the winners of its 2020 Best-of Awards Program for video interviewing platforms and personality tests. They have rounded up the best video interviewing software platforms and personality tests for employers to identify top

5 Traits to Look For In A-Players

5 Traits to Look For In A-Players Whether you are a business owner, CEO or hiring manager, you have probably been told at least once to hire an “A-player”. What is an A-player? They are the employees who always go above and beyond, have a champion’s mindset, and integrity. Who wouldn’t want to add an

Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity?

Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity? As Warren Buffett said, “Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule number one.” Whether you are the CEO/founder of a startup or an older, privately held business, there may come a time where you and your colleagues are seeking outside

Operating Partner Job Description

Private Equity Operating Partner Job Description Operating Partner Job Summary The Operating Partner (OP) will work closely with the Board of Directors and investors to position companies for growth, identify acquisitions and work through cross synergy opportunities with other portfolio companies. They will also drive office expansion and recruiting, onboarding, and development strategies of other

When Is Good Not Good Enough?

When Is Good Not Good Enough? In today’s economic climate, C-level executives hold dynamic roles that can generate growth and success within an organization. Likewise, they also have the potential to decrease company market value when they aren’t fully capitalizing on their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, comfort and complacency among high-level executives are some of

Is Outside Sales Dead?

Is Outside Sales Dead? The structure and operations of sales departments have been changing across industries and sectors for decades. As with nearly every other facet of life, the rise and integration of technology have triggered significant consumer behavior changes. As any good salesperson would say, you need to sell in the way that clients

11 Reasons Why Companies Hire Executive Search Firms

11 Reasons Why Companies Hire Executive Search Firms When it comes to finding a suitable candidate for a senior position at your company, time is of the essence. Leave the position vacant for too long, and you risk unnecessary disruptions in operations. Fill it with an incompetent candidate, and the long-term cost will weigh heavily

Why Use Executive Search Firms?

Why Use an Executive Search Firm in Seattle, Washington? It is often said that senior-level executives can “make or break” a company. There is no doubt that in an organization, every employee holds importance. However, a bad CEO or other executive can quickly take the company off-track and send it into a tailspin, which is

Today’s Business is Driven by Data

Today’s Business is Driven by Data As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best, updated forecasting resources to make sound decisions and be confident in the outcomes. This is vital

7 Tips for Selling to Enterprise Businesses

7 Tips for Selling to Enterprise Businesses – Enterprise Sales Enterprise Sales to large and enterprise-sized businesses requires a different approach compared to small and medium-sized businesses. Why? Due to deal size and level of sophistication.   Only 0.32% out of 6,064,000 businesses in the U.S. qualify as large or enterprise sized businesses, according to

Interim CFO Portland

Interim CFO Portland, OR An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at

Cowen Partners Welcomes Hayden Humphrey, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team

Cowen Partners Welcomes Hayden Humphrey, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting welcomes Associate Recruiter Humphrey to the team. Hayden has been assigned to support our Partners on large national searches. COWEN PARTNERS | EXECUTIVE SEARCH + CONSULTING Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm.

2020 Executive Recruiter Rankings – Hunt Scanlon Media

2020 RECRUITER RANKINGS SPECIAL ISSUE Top 10 Executive Search Firms Korn Ferry Spencer Stuart Russell Reynolds Associates Heidrick & Struggles Egon Zehnderd Diversified Search Group True Odgers Berndtson Kaye/Bassman – Sanford Rose WittKieffer

CEO’s Demand More Data to Make Informed Decisions on The Fly

CEO’s Demand More Data to Make Informed Decisions on The Fly As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best, updated forecasting resources to make sound decisions and be confident in

What is the Average Salary of a CFO?

What is the Average Salary of a CFO? The Wall Street Journal published a list of the five highest-paid CFO’s late last year. The list cited high power executives, including Safra Catz at Oracle Corp. ($108.3 million), Ruth M. Porat at Alphabet Inc. ($47.3 million), Luca Maestri at Apple Inc. ($26.5 million), Michael Fleisher at Wayfair Inc.

What is a Chief Revenue Officer & Why Your Company Needs a CRO

What is a Chief Revenue Officer & Why Your Company Needs a CRO Chief Revenue Officer: Growing business revenue is never easy. Even more difficult is achieving consistent revenue growth across the lifetime of a business. To address this challenge, a growing number of companies are restructuring their leadership framework to add a C-level position,

100+ Chief Operating Officer Interview Questions

100+ Chief Operating Officer COO Interview Questions Your Job Opportunity Do they understand the job opportunity and the company? Are they asking intelligent questions about the job and the job opportunity? What appeals to them about this particular opportunity and what do they bring to table? What value will they immediately add to the company?

Chief Operating Officer Job Description

Chief Operating Officer COO Job Description About Us Section Job brief We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer or COO to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of business. The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to

Why Use an Executive Search Firm

Why Use an Executive Search Firm Good is just not good enough. The search is incredibly important at the senior executive level. You are seeking a candidate with a rare mix of skills. You have a search for a senior executive position that you just created. You have to replace an under-performing executive while s/he

100+ CFO Interview Questions

CFO Interview Questions – Cowen Partners CFO Search Firm Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm specializing in CFO searches. We have put together 100+ of the best CFO interview questions so that you can be confident in your hiring decision. Your Job Opportunity Do they understand the job opportunity and the company? Are

20 Chief Revenue Officer Interview Questions

Chief Revenue Officer Interview Questions Before we start, do you have any questions I can answer? Tell me about your ability to work under pressure? What field/ industry experience do you have as a Chief Revenue Officer/ VP Sales What professional development have you pursued in the last year? Tell me about yourself Why do

Hiring a Qualified CFO

CFO Interview Questions – Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is a national CFO search firm and has put together a list of great CFO Interview Questions you can use to hire a qualified Chief Financial Officer. Functional Experience Competency Area: Strategy Ask Questions About: Key strategic initiatives candidate has worked on How/whether candidate has simplified a

CFO Interview Questions

Interview Questions for CFOs 1. Describe the most successful financial strategy you’ve implemented. What impact did it have? Reveals more about work history. 2. What goes into your risk/opportunity assessment process? How do you know what is worthwhile? Demonstrates planning skills. 3. As you set objectives and develop strategies, what information do you consider? What

CEO Interview Questions

Interview Questions for CEOs – Cowen Partners Executive Search 1. Describe some of the strategies you’ve implemented at other companies. What impact did they have? Shows ability to strategize. 2. What has been your greatest career disappointment? What did you learn from it? Demonstrates a willingness to learn. 3. How do you prepare for major

Chief Revenue Officer Salary

Average Chief Revenue Officer Salary Cowen Partners Executive Search is a national executive search firm focusing on enterprise sales, including Chief Revenue Officers. Below is an average Chief Financial Officer Salary. According to PayScale, the average Chief Revenue Officer earns a salary of $198,408 per year. Location, Location, Location The salary range varies widely depending on location. Payscale

Average CFO Salary

Average CFO Salary While the national average CFO salary according to Payscale is $133,000.00, it is important to know that there are many factors that impact this number. Average CFO salary is $133,000 CFO Salary VS Total Compensation One very important factor is salary vs total compensation. Total compensation includes things like bonuses and stock

Corporate Controller Job Description

Corporate Controller Job Description About Us Without the strength of our accounting team, we wouldn’t be able to offer the industry-leading service we’re known for. We’re seeking an experienced accountant to oversee this team in the role of Corporate Controller. The ideal candidate will have proven industry experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior

CFO Job Description

Chief Financial Officer CFO Job Description About Us Chief Financial Officer Job Responsibilities Develops financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. Accomplishes finance human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary,

VP Sales Job Description

VP Sales Job Description About Us This role will oversee a team of sellers for one of our largest markets. Additionally, you will manage and maintain relationships with clients as you expand sales throughout your region. Skills & Requirements 8 years total successful sales experience in the XYZ space At least 5 years of proven

Chief Revenue Officer Job Description

Chief Revenue Officer Job Description Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm. Focusing on enterprise sales, Executive Recruiter Ash Wendt has put together a Chief Revenue Officer Job Description. About Us Section Ideal candidates will demonstrate that they possess the following key attributes: Customer Focused Results Achiever Team Builder Channel Builder High Velocity Sales

Credit Union CFO Search Firm

Cowen Partners is one of the nation’s top CFO search firms. We have particular expertise within the financial services industry, including banks and credit unions. Cowen Partners has placed more credit union CFO’s than any other search firm. We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest

Cowen Partners: The Top Recruiting Firm in Chicago

Cowen Partners: The Top Recruiting Firm in Chicago Looking for a game-changing employee in Chicago? At Cowen Partners, we can help you find that stellar individual that can take your company to the next level. We are now living in a world where human capital is just as important as financial capital. Regardless of your

Largest Credit Unions (2020)

Largest Credit Unions (2020) We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the largest credit unions by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is. If you want to learn more about our

Fractional CFOs Provide Value to SMBs

Original version seen on CFO.com, written by Shawn Cole President and Managing Partner, Consulting Services Fractional CFOs provide experience and flexibility at a lower cost than bringing on a permanent CFO – Seattle, WA Compared with their larger rivals, small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) have a whole host of advantages. They are nimbler, can quickly

Top 10 Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020)

Top 10 Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020) We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest credit unions by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is. If you want to

Consulting CFO Seattle, WA

Consulting CFO Seattle Cowen Partners provides CFO Consulting services in Seattle. A CFO Consultant is professional CFO who provides interim, fractional, and project based CFO Consulting services. Our Seattle team of CFO consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at respected companies such as Deloitte, E&Y, the IRS, Citi, and Intel.

Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity?

Seen on Forbes Mar 27, 2020 by Shawn ColePresident and Founding Partner, Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting. As Warren Buffett said, “Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule number one.” Whether you are the CEO/founder of a startup or an older, privately held business, there may come a time where

Ash Wendt Executive Recruiter

Cowen Partners is a Leading B2B Sales Leadership Recruiting Firm Cowen Partners has a strong record of identifying and recruiting exceptional sales talent with established Fortune 100 C-Suite contacts and strong histories of generating millions in revenue. Win the War on Talent! Are you launching new solutions? Building your first Enterprise team? Don’t have the

Interim CFO Seattle

Interim CFO Seattle, WA An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have a vested interest in your success. Many have worked at

What is an Interim CFO?

An interim CFO serves as a stop gap between the incoming and outgoing CFO’s. Utilized for an unplanned CFO exit or a lengthy executive search, they are great for maintaining critical company processes and momentum. Our team of CFO Consultants have avested interest in your success.Many have worked at respectedcompanies such as Deloitte, E&Y,the IRS,

How Much Does a Consulting CFO Cost?

Consulting CFO costs vary depending on the required expertise. Our CFO Consulting Services start at $140hr. Typically, our engagements are front loaded and progress to an “as needed” or part time service once the client is in a good place. Our team of CFO Consultants have avested interest in your success.Many have worked at respectedcompanies

What is an Outsourced CFO?

An outsourced CFO is a CFO Consultant who provides interim, fractional, and project based CFO Consulting services. Our team of W2 consultants have avested interest in your success.Many have worked at respectedcompanies such as Deloitte, E&Y,the IRS, Citi, and Intel. They arehighly educated with MBAs, CPAs,CFAs and PhDs – and decades ofexperience as business, financial,and

What is a Virtual CFO?

A Virtual CFO is a remote CFO Consultant who is a professional CFO providing interim, fractional, and project based CFO Consulting services. Best for small businesses who do not need hands on help. Our team of W2 consultants have avested interest in your success.Many have worked at respectedcompanies such as Deloitte, E&Y,the IRS, Citi, and

What is a CFO Consultant?

A CFO Consultant is professional CFO who provides interim, fractional, and project based CFO Consulting services. Our team of W2 consultants have avested interest in your success.Many have worked at respectedcompanies such as Deloitte, E&Y,the IRS, Citi, and Intel. They arehighly educated with MBAs, CPAs,CFAs and PhDs – and decades ofexperience as business, financial,and consulting

What Qualifies a CFO?

10yrs+ Executive leadership experience required Bachelors Degree in finance or accounting from a major university required MBA preferred Public accounting experience at a Big 4 accounting firm preferred Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Preferred Strong understanding of US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) Strong communication and analytical troubleshooting skills Cash-flow planning,

Biggest Banks and Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020)

Biggest Banks and Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020)   We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest banks and credit unions by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is.

Biggest US Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020)

Biggest US Credit Unions by Asset Size (2020)   We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest credit unions by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is.   If you

What businesses can do about the lack of diversity in the workplace

Originally published in the Portland Business Journal Apr 19, 2018 From Uber to now Nike, you can’t deny diversity issues in corporate America are front and center in today’s news and on the minds of every executive of every major company in the nation. Uber experienced an embarrassing meltdown of its founder and CEO Travis

The Boundaries Between Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Executive Search Are Blurring — What Does That Mean for Recruiters?

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Succession Planning

If you have watched the HBO show “Succession”, you know how messy the succession process can be without a plan. Succession follows a multi-billion dollar family media conglomerate after the CEO/ Founder unexpectedly falls ill and chaos ensues. 5 Easy Steps to a Winning Executive Succession Plan  1. Involve the Current Executive as Much as Possible  2. Create a Written Succession

Executive Recruiter Says Good CFOs are Hard to Come By (Especially IPO and PE / VC Experienced CFOs)

Feb 24, 2020 (Investing Alerts) — According to Pitchbook, a leading financial data provider that covers global venture capital, private equity (PE) and public markets, private equity’s IPO pipeline is filling up after a slow 2019. The number of private equity-backed IPOs in the US, according to PitchBook’s 2019 Annual US PE Breakdown, dropped 50 percent year over

What is a Chief Revenue Officer & Why Your Company Needs a CRO

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Selecting a Search Firm

Cowen Partners provides a non biased guide to selecting the right executive search firm for your organization.   Selecting a Search Firm How to Select an Executive Search Firm Check out this definitive guide to finding and working with the right executive search firm. It can save you time and money in finding the best

Executive Search Case Studies

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100+ Chief Financial Officer Interview Questions

100+ CFO Interview Questions 100+ Chief Financial Officer Interview Questions This is the ultimate guide to CFO interview questions. Ask these questions to find out everything you need to know about the candidates you’re considering for your next CFO.

Why Hiring Is a Lot Like Picking Stocks

Harvard Business Review Hire people at the beginning of their learning curve. They’ll grow in value over time — and grow value for your company.

Clients Past and Present

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CFO Consulting Seattle, WA

CFO Consulting Case Studies – Seattle, WA Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate

CEO Departures are Unpredictable 

By Scott Jacobs I have been talking and writing about CEO Succession Plans this month.  This week illustrates how real this is.  WeWorks, Juul , eBay and hours ago Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina all had their CEOs depart over the last three days.  Now to be fair, they are all for

The Hidden Market Candidate

Today, the employment market has more opportunities than people looking for jobs.  That challenge can negatively impact the quality and quantity of candidates that apply for your position.  It can lengthen the time needed to hire the right person for the job.  To mitigate these risks, the value of a skilled and proven recruiting firm working

Why Leadership Succession Planning is so Important Today

Why Leadership Succession Planning is so Important Today We all know change is constant. Changes in leadership can be very difficult and stressful for any organization, impacting stock valuation to corporate culture.  Being prepared for executive retirements or unplanned departures requires an executable succession plan. We all can agree that losing time is losing money

Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting

Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, private, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 100 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include director and manager

Cowen Partners Welcomes Blake Muse, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team

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10 Reasons Why Retained Search Is The Most Effective

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Succession Planning Isn’t Just for the C-Suite Anymore!

  “Succession planning isn’t just for the C-suite anymore!” The talent gap is real, and businesses are feeling its crunch from the top of the employee pyramid all the way down to its base. Succession planning — for all positions — may be an important part of overcoming the skills gap, allowing businesses to grow.”

Executive Search and Succession Planning

CEO Search Services Guided by a client’s objectives we create an ideal CEO profile, against which we assess available candidates, also bench marking them against best in class CEO’s and research on the constellation of traits that correlate with success. Analysis of required CEO competencies Benchmark against best in class CEO’s Establish an appropriate timeline

Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting Named Top Executive Search Firm for Chief Financial Officers

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/489465797/cowen-partners-executive-search-consulting-named-top-executive-search-firm-for-chief-financial-officers   Cowen Partners has been named one of the top Chief Financial Officer (CFO) search firms in the nation. PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Along with some of the largest executive search firms in the world, Cowen Partners was named one of the country’s Top CFO Search Firms. Founding Partner

Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting Named “Top Executive Search Firm” for 2019

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/489462153/cowen-partners-executive-search-consulting-named-top-executive-search-firm-for-2019\   For the three years in a row, Cowen Partners Executive Search has been named one of the nation’s top executive search firms. PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the CATEGORIES of C-Suite Executive Search, Chief Financial Officer Executive Search, Healthcare, Financial Services – Banks & Credit Unions, and Executive

Cowen Partners Welcomes Alexis O’Meara, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team

Cowen Partners Welcomes Alexis O’Meara, Associate Recruiter, to the Cowen Partners Team Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting welcomes Associate Recruiter Alexis O’Meara to the team. Alexis has been assigned to support our Partners on large national searches.   COWEN PARTNERS | EXECUTIVE SEARCH + CONSULTING Cowen Partners supports executive leaders in the pursuit

Contact us for our 10 page Consulting CFO Guide.

Would you or your Clients benefit from a Consulting CFO? Contact us for our 10-page Consulting CFO Guide. CFO Consulting  

Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting Announces Plans to Grow Pacific Northwest Footprint with Vancouver, WA Office Opening April 2019

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Scott Jacobs Joins Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting

  Scott Jacobs Joins Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development   Scott Jacobs, MBA Scott Jacobs is an accomplished Sales and Marketing Executive who relishes the opportunity to recruit talent and build/develop sales and marketing teams. He is a talented coach and mentor who leverages

“Our solutions are not limited to our known network” – Shawn Cole

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Is it time for your company to hire in-house counsel?

Is it time for your company to hire in-house counsel?   Appeared as part of the sponsored section, 2018 Law Journal, in the September issue.   Your company has seen nice growth over the past five years – revenues are up, you are employing more people and you see new opportunities ahead.   You are

Here Are 10 Good Reasons To Hire Us…

Here Are 10 Good Reasons To Hire Us… Corporate hiring managers are usually overwhelmedwith other responsibilities. It makes sense to outsource selected activities thus not distracting hiring managers from their core competencies. Recruiters have talent and advanced skills helping them find the diamonds within their niche industries. Recruiters apply 100% of their attention allowing them to address details and produce qualified

Executive of the Year – Sponsored by Cowen Partners Executive Search

Executive of the Year       Tim Boyle CEO Columbia Sportswear Shari Dunn Executive Director Dress for Success Oregon Graciela Gomez Cowger CEO Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Robert Gootee CEO Moda Health Ryan Harms Owner Union Wine Co. Renee James Chairman & CEO Ampere Computing Emma McIlroy CEO Wildfang Mark Mitsui President Portland Community

Recruiters Up Their Game in Diversity

Recruiters Up Their Game in Diversity   Search firms best serve their clients by making a commitment to finding minority candidates. According to Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, knowing sources of alternative qualified prospects and digging deeper into the demands of roles can greatly improve diversity sourcing.   “As leaders of

Cowen Partners Executive Search + Consulting Expands Healthcare Executive Search Practice

Cowen Partners Executive Search + Consulting Expands Healthcare Executive Search Practice   Travis O’Conner joins Cowen Partners to lead the Healthcare Executive Search Division   PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATE, November 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Portland, Oregon November 26th 2018 – Cowen Partners Executive Search announced today Travis O’Conner has joined the organization as Managing Director

Diversity – A fiduciary responsibility?

Shawn Cole of Cowen Partners puts forward the view that producing a diverse slate of candidates is a core part of the responsibilities of a Search firm.   “As an industry, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients, their shareholders, and our society to provide a diverse candidate pool.”   Shawn Cole is an

Cowen Partners Listed as a Top Search Firm in 2018

  Cowen Partners listed as a Top Search Firm in 2018 by www.topsearchfirms.com   TOP SEARCH FIRMS

Ask the Experts: Do Recruiters Work for Candidates or Companies?

Our President, Shawn Cole has been contributing to the Business Journal’s “Ask the Experts”   A: Do recruiters work for candidates or companies?   Q: Recruiters work for the company (client). Client’s hire us to find specific candidate profiles to meet their needs. Sometimes these searches are critical, urgent or confidential, and thus require the

Today’s CFO: Which profile best suits your company?

Today’s CFO: Which profile best suits your company?   Four profiles of today’s CFO Management roles vary by organization, depending on a company’s history, the characteristics of its industry, and the demands of investors. And although fitting CFOs into a clear-cut typology may seem artificial, we found it useful to understand how companies are filling

How to find the right search firm for you and your company

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Cowen Partners Named Top Staffing Firm

Cowen Partners Named Top Staffing Firm   Cowen Partners, a West Coast executive search firm was recognized as a Top Staffing Firm in Oregon and Southwest Washington for 2017   It’s an honor to be one of the area’s top search firms” — Shawn Cole https://www.einpresswire.com/article/424041534/cowen-partners-named-top-staffing-firm

90% of all our work is from existing clients and or referrals from past clients. – Cowen Partners

90% of all our work is from existing clients and or referrals from past clients. – Cowen Partners  We understand the incredible value of hiring talented people who support the mission of our Clients. As an alternative to simply posting jobs and hoping for applicants, we take the time to seek out potential candidates who

Biggest US Credit Unions by Asset Size (2018)

Biggest US Credit Unions by Asset Size (2018)   We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest banks by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is.   If you want

Biggest US Banks by Asset Size (2018)

Biggest US Banks by Asset Size (2018)   We’ve found that it’s harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest banks by asset size, so we decided to put it here.   If you want to learn more about our Bank and Credit Union Executive Search Practice, contact one of

Cowen Partners is Proud to be Working with Essentia Water

Cowen Partners Is Proud to Be Working with Essentia Water You have probably seen their ionized bottled water in store and in March 2018, Essentia shared that 2017 had been its “most successful year to date.” The company said its product availability is now with 60,000 retailers nationwide and has reached $153 million in measured retail sales

Sales and Ops Searches

Sales & Ops Searches Cowen Partners is proud to be retained by Ocean Beauty Seafoods, one of the nation’s largest seafood companies. We are conducting searches across the country for sales and ops professionals with seafood sales and manufacturing experience. Active searches in the following states; NY, NJ, TX, CA, UT, MT, WA. Titles and

CFO Consulting Services / Part Time CFO’s

CFO Consulting & Part-Time CFO Services Advisor to the Board of Directors SOX/ FDICIA Financial Expert IPO Preparation and Filings Business Performance Evaluation(s) Interim CFO, New CFO Mentoring M&A Analysis and Transactions Annual Strategic Planning ALM Management and Strategy Regulators and External Auditors Create/ Implement a Capital Plan Capital Investment Strategy   We work with

CFO Search Firm – Contact Shawn Cole, President

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Up to 50 Percent of Recruiting Efforts Result in Failure

Up to 50% of Recruiting Efforts Result in Failure   In case you’re curious, even with all the time, resources, and dollars invested in corporate recruiting processes, still between 30 percent and 50 percent of all recruiting efforts are classified by corporations as a failure. Failure is defined as when an offer was rejected or when the new

Is your ATS system failing?

Is Your ATS System Failing? The first preliminary resume screening step at most corporations is a computerized ATS system that scans submitted resumes for keywords that indicate that an applicant fits a particular job. I estimate more that 90 percent of candidates apply using their standard resume (without any customization). Unfortunately, this practice dramatically increases

Cowen Partners is proud to call Ocean Beauty Seafoods a Client

  Cowen Partners is proud to call Ocean Beauty Seafoods a Client. To date we have made four critical placements with the company and remain retained on several national searches. Over 100 years old, Ocean Beauty is one of the largest, vertically integrated seafood companies in the country.

Confidential Search

  You don’t have to lose half your team or diminish your company’s reputation when replacing a leader. A successful transition is key to maintaining hard earned momentum and keeping your staff. It all starts with a confidential consultation, contact us about our executive search and interim solutions.   Confidential Search As a 3rd party,

Cowen Partners Named Top Executive Search Firm

Cowen Partners Named Top Executive Search Firm Among the nation’s top executive search firms, Cowen Partners was listed in the categories of executive search, CFO specific searches, healthcare, financial services and by region.    

Getting Ready to Conduct a Search?

Ready to Conduct a CEO, CFO, or CRO Search? Ask for a free consultation and search proposal from one of our expert recruiters.

90% of all our work is from existing clients and or referrals from past clients.

90% of all our work is from existing clients and or referrals from past clients. We understand the incredible value of hiring talented people who support the mission of our Clients. As an alternative to simply posting jobs and hoping for applicants, we take the time to seek out potential candidates who hold the unique

What kind of a CFO does your company need? 

What Kind of a CFO Does Your Company Need? Four profiles of today’s CFO Management roles vary by organization, depending on a company’s history, the characteristics of its industry, and the demands of investors. And although fitting CFOs into a clear-cut typology may seem artificial, we found it useful to understand how companies are filling

Follow our company page for regular updates on new searches and industry news!

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Why would I pay a search fee when I can just post a job ad and find someone myself?

Why Would I Pay a Search Fee When I Can Just Post a Job Ad & Find Someone Myself? As seen in American Business Journals – July 2018   With unemployment so low, job applicants only make up about 5-10% of available talent and are just scraping the surface of qualified candidates. This means the

What businesses can do about the lack of diversity in the workplace

What Businesses Can Do About the Lack of Diversity in the Workplace As seen in American Business Journals – Apr 19, 2018 From Uber to now Nike, you can’t deny diversity issues in corporate America are front and center in today’s news and on the minds of every executive of every major company in the nation.

Why executive search firms should assume a fiduciary responsibility to represent a diverse candidate pool

Why Executive Search Firms Should Assume a Fiduciary Responsibility to Represent a Diverse Candidate Pool As seen in American Business Journals – Apr 16, 2018 All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services offered by a law firm or management consultant. The firm wants to offer, then reap all the benefits of a

Cowen Partners Named Top Staffing Firm

Cowen Partners Named Top Staffing Firm in OR & Southwest WA Cowen Partners, a West Coast executive search firm was recognized as a Top Staffing Firm in Oregon and Southwest Washington for 2017. It’s an honor to be one of the area’s top search firms” — Shawn Cole PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2018

Is there a difference between recruiting and headhunting?

Is There a Difference between Recruiting & Headhunting? Besides the fact that headhunting has become a bad word in some HR circles, recruiting and headhunting are very different and are frequently used interchangeably without context. Recruiting is a passive way to source candidates by posting job ads online and reviewing the inbound applicants generated. We

What is the difference between retained and contingent search?

What is the Difference between Retained & Contingent Search? We get this question a lot and if a client doesn’t ask, we still want to explain the difference. Retained or the “retainer” is paid upfront by the client to start the search. Typically half or 1/3rd of the fee. The rest is paid when the

Why should my company use an executive recruiter?

Why Should My Company Use an Executive Recruiter? When good isn’t good enough, or qualified talent isn’t available, we will provide you the candidate that meets all of your needs. Beyond that, there are many more reasons why our client companies engage our recruiting services. We offer a lot of expertise in the search; while